Daily Archives: 14 December 2006

Missionaries of the Word

Not a new order, but young people trained in Lectio Divina. Over a hundred young people were trained at CELAM’s Pastoral Biblical Center. The goal is the formation of 10,000 such missionaries. (CELAM is the Latin American Bishops’ Conference.) Inspiration … Continue reading

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Tickets, Please!

I couldn’t do this in my parish. Could any of you? “If people don’t want to use the tickets, they can go elsewhere,” says the pastor. Hey, come to my parish for 3:30 Mass. If you’re here 45 minutes early … Continue reading

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Just In Case Anyone’s Counting

The pope’s Christmas schedule seems … light. Our parish trimmed back the 23-25 December liturgical schedule from 13 Masses to eleven. 23 Dec 4PM Mass 24 Dec 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 (noon Mass cancelled) then two at 3:30PM, single Masses at … Continue reading

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“Informed” Catholics

What can we say about them? Are they defined by their ability to memorize and recite answers? Or quote their favorite cable tv guru? Or cut and paste from an internet site to their own site or into a combox? Or … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 105

Lent, Advent, Ember Days, festive seasons, etc. are covered: Finally, in the various seasons of the year and according to her traditional discipline, the Church completes the formation of the faithful by means of pious practices for soul and body, … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 104

In addition to the Blessed Mother, other saints are observed in the liturgical year. This is as good a summary as I’ve seen explaining the Catholic regard for martyrs and saints, tying it all in to Christ and his Paschal … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet VII

If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don’t budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of … Continue reading

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